Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU208 Evaluation Kit


Product Description

The Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC ZCU208 Evaluation Kit is the ideal RF test platform for both out-of-box evaluation and cutting-edge application development. This kit features a Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZU48DR, which integrates eight 14-bit 5GSPS ADCs, and eight 14-bit 10GSPS* DACs, and eight soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) cores designed to jumpstart RF class applications. The combination of Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-R5 subsystems, UltraScale+ programmable logic, and the highest signal processing bandwidth in a Zynq UltraScale+ device, makes the ZCU208 evaluation kit the most comprehensive RF Analog-to-Digital signal chain prototyping platform.

*10GSPS is achieved using ZU48DR SCD5184 silicon

Target Applications:

  • Remote PHY for Cable Access
  • Early Warning Phased Array Radar / Digital Array Radar
  • Satellite Communications
  • 5G Wireless
  • Test & Measurement
  • All High Performance RF Applications

Key Features

Industry’s only single-chip adaptable radio platform

  • Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC XCZU48DR-2FSVG1517E silicon featured on the ZCU208 Evaluation board
  • Integrated 8x 5GSPS ADC, 8x 10GSPS* DAC, 8x SD-FEC design example
  • Lidless package for improved thermal dissipation

*10GSPS is achieved using ZU48DR SCD5184 silicon

Comes equipped with all board-level features needed for design development

  • DDR4 Component – 4GB, 64-bit, 2666MT/s, attached to programmable logic (PL)
  • DDR4 SODIMM – 4GB 64-bit, 2400MT/s, attached to the processing subsystem (PS)
  • FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC+) interface for I/O expansion, including 12x 33Gb/s GTY transceivers and 34 user-defined differential I/O signals
  • Quad zSFP/zSFP+ cage assembly
  • 8 user-I/O, single-color LEDs

Includes reference design mezzanine cards to reduce development time

  • CLK104 RF clock add-on card, showcasing internal reference clocking and external sampling clocking
  • XM650 N79 band loopback add-on card allows simple out-of-box loopback and example reference layout for baluns
  • XM655 breakout add-on card allows in-depth lab-based measurements including multi-tile synchronization (MTS)

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU48DR-2FSVG1517E5184

14-bit, 5.0GSPS RF-ADC 8
14-bit, 10GSPS** RF-DAC 8
System Logic Cells (K) 930
Memory (Mb) 60.5
DSP Slices 4,272
33G Transceivers 16*
Maximum I/O Pins 347

*A subset of the available I/Os and transceivers on the silicon device are mapped on the kit. Please reference the board user guide for actual mapping.

**10GSPS is achieved using ZU48DR SCD5184 silicon


Zynq Gen 3

Board Features

Featuring the Zynq® UltraScale+™ XCZU48DR-2FSVG1517E5184 RFSoC

Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU208 ES1 Evaluation Kit Board Callout
Board Specifications Value
Height 12.225 inch (31.05cm)
Width 10.675 inch (27.11cm)
Thickness (+/-5%) 0.119 inch (0.302cm)
Operating Environmental Temperature 0C to +45C
Storage Environmental Temperature 25C to +60C
RF Data Converter
# of 14-bit RF-ADCs 8
Max Rate (GSPS) 5
# of 14-bit RF-DACs 8
Max Rate (GSPS) 10*
PL DDR4 8GB 64-bit Component
Micro SD Card 16GB
M.2 SATA Connector Yes
Communications & Networking
RJ-45 1
SFP28 4
USB 3.0 1
DIP Switches Yes
LEDs Yes  
Push Buttons Yes
Expansion Connectors
FMC+ 1
RFMC 2.0 2
Add-on Cards
XM650 1
XM655 1
CLK104 1
Control & I/O
I2C Yes
JTAG PC4 Header Yes
Boot Options
SD Boot Yes
QSPI Boot Yes
JTAG Boot Yes
12V Wall Adapter Yes
ATX Power Compatible Yes

*10GSPS is achieved using ZU48DR SCD5184 silicon

What’s Inside

What's Inside the Box

Featuring the Zynq® UltraScale+™ XCZU48DR-2FSVG1517E5184 RFSoC

What's inside the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU208 ES1 Evaluation Kit

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Tools & IP

Design Tools

Name Description License Type
Vivado® Design Suite: System Edition The Xilinx Vivado Design Suite is a revolutionary IP and system centric design environment built from the ground up to accelerate the design for all programmable devices. Node-locked and device-locked to the Zynq® UltraScale+™ XCZU48DR RFSoC with one year of updates
Xilinx SDK Full suite of tools for embedded software development and debug targeting Xilinx platforms. Included
PetaLinux Tools Configure, build, and deploy Linux operating system to Xilinx platforms. Included
Board Support Packages (BSP) Pre-configured boot loaders, system images, and bitstream. Included

Intellectual Property

Name Description License Type
Memory Interface Generator (MIG) MIG is a free software tool used to generate memory controllers and interfaces for Xilinx FPGAs. Included
Provider Name Product Category Item Description
Open Source Software Tool TeraTerm One of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.
Xilinx Software Tool Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide - ZCU208 RF Data Converter Evaluation Tool
RF Evaluation Tool ZCU208 RF Data Converter Evaluation Tool Software package download
Xilinx Software Tool Power Advantage Tool The Power Advantage Tool is a demo designed to showcase the power features of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC device
Xilinx Software Tool RF Analyzer RF Analyzer user interface is used to drive and analyze any evaluation board.

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